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Today's Opinions

  • Newspaper’s calendar helps get out word

    Thank you for putting our singing in the paper this past year and many years before.

    It is the only way many of the people who come to our singing know who is going to be there to sing and when they will be there.

    Thank you again for all your help.

    Gene Lawson
    Dogwood Church Family
    Dogwood Baptist Church

  • Writer takes issue with Democrats on many issues

    When people jump on the ignorance of the Supreme Court, they should wear a light shoe.

    Three sitting judges (including the last two) were appointed by Democratic presidents and Senate.

    Justice Ruth Ginsberg told officials in Egypt that they should look at the Constitutions of other countries such as South Africa and Canada as a model because ours isn’t relative to today.

    I will agree that this judge, appointed by Clinton, is stupid. I also agree that Justice Kegan should recluse herself from any review of health care matters.

  • Doctor has no plans to move to Midtown cluster

    I am the family practice physician at Kingston Health Associates at 900 Waterford Place in Ladd Landing, Kingston.

    My nurse practitioner, Deborah Upchurch-Howard, and I would like to assure our patients that we will be remaining in our current location. Despite the moves of many other health care officies, we will not be moving to Midtown or any other location at this time.

  • GUEST OPINION: Tobacco case: Feds’ warnings went too far

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    The federal government can require that tobacco companies warn the public about health hazards, but it can’t force them to scare smokers out of the habit.

    That was the finding recently by Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., who struck down a Food and Drug Administration rule as a violation of the First Amendment. Leon had earlier issued a preliminary injunction to prevent the FDA from requiring the new warning labels on cigarette packs.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: Facing plain truths about oil prices, and Islam

    Well, here we go again, kind reader, — caught up in the net of nefariousness woven by the big oil companies and their Wall Street speculator/bail-out beneficiary, allies — in a constantly escalating upwards ride in the gasoline price balloon.

    Remember last time, when all the wise talking heads “explained” to us dummkopfs how the price rise was all simply an aspect of the free enterprise system, governed by the law of supply and demand?

  • Religious liberty and politics — tread carefully

    Everyone wants religious liberty for themselves, but that does not mean they believe in religious liberty.

    Religious liberty exists only when people give to others the same religious freedom they want for themselves.

    This recognition should be especially promoted by Christians, for Christ said, “What ever you would that others should do to you, you do the same to them.”

  • HUB late fees — just what are they needed for?

    HUB customers, beware about paying your utility bill late.

    I recently found out that if your bill is not paid by the due date, there is a penalty fee of $10.

    If your bill is not paid before your next bill is mailed out, they issue a cut off notice, which, when they deliver it to your house, costs you $20 more.

  • GUEST OPINION:St. Louis case: When is a sign free speech?

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    In declining to review a ruling that invalidated a St. Louis sign ordinance, the U.S. Supreme Court has let stand an opinion that both supports freedom of speech and reinforces the core values of the First Amendment.

    In 2007, Jim Roos had a 360-ft.-square mural posted on the side of an apartment building.

    Its message: “End eminent domain abuse.”

    The city of St. Louis said the sign was too large and ordered Roos to take it down, leading to a court battle.